Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
Lebanon, NH        603.448.2221
800.727.1941

AVAILABLE POSITIONS


 
 

Paralegal – Tax & Probate
Portland, Maine 

Drummond Woodsum is seeking a full-time Paralegal to support our tax and probate practices, working out of our Portland office. 

Responsibilities will include:
  • Supporting attorneys in the administration of estates and trusts based in both Maine and New Hampshire 
  • Managing and tracking estate administrations and related deadlines 
  • Preparing, proofreading and finalizing documents for client signature as part of the estate and trust administration process
  • Organizing client documents (both paper and electronic) and files
  • Communicating directly with clients, beneficiaries, trustees, appraisers, and asset managers by phone, e-mail, and formal written correspondence
  • With oversight from attorneys, drafting and filing petitions as part of estate and trust administration
  • Assisting with collection and distribution of estate and trust assets
  • Reviewing and interpreting trusts, wills, and other estate planning documents
  • Preparing estate and trust accountings 
  • Assisting with preparation of Maine and federal estate tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns
Required skills & competencies:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication proficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • Documentation skills
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, accounting and tax return software programs
  • Client relationship skills and have a customer/client focus
  • Critical thinking and evaluation (judgment); problem solving/analysis
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • General computer proficiency and experience with common software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, PDF processing); experience with LMS, Lacerte or GEMS preferred but not required
  • Proactive and motivated; reliable
Drummond Woodsum is a growing firm, with a truly unique culture. Our employees are self-motivated, personally committed to excellence, and are a part of a closely knit team of attorneys and staff. Recently named again as one of Maine’s Best Places to Work, our staff are offered a generous benefits package, paid time off, and the opportunity to work in a nourishing environment. If you enjoy a challenge and would like to join our top-notch staff, please submit a letter of interest and resume to hr@dwmlaw.com. No phone calls, please.
 
 

 
Legal Assistant
Portland, Maine
 
Drummond Woodsum is seeking a Legal Assistant to work in our Portland, ME office. Legal Assistants are responsible for carrying out administrative services, providing support to legal professionals by preparing various documents including correspondence, legal forms, and other types of documents, and providing information-management support to enhance attorney/timekeeper effectiveness. This position will support various attorneys in our Business Services Group.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Complete administrative duties, such as making copies, answering and directing phone calls, and greeting clients in a professional and courteous manner
  • Produce information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, proofreading, editing, retrieving, copying, scanning and transmitting text, data, and graphics
  • Document preparation by processing edits and red-lining in Word, and conversions and manipulations in PDF
  • Conserve timekeeper time by reviewing, scanning and routing correspondence, reports, legal documents; draft correspondence and documents; prepare and process forms and standard legal documents and filings; collect and analyze information; initiate communications, organize client conferences and attorney meetings; schedule couriers, court reports, expert witnesses, travel and other special functions; coordinate preparation of charts, graphs, presentations and other visuals as needed; prepare expense reports
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail
  • Communicate with clients
  • Keeping files and corresponding deadlines organized and identified
  • Provide exceptional service to all clients
Qualifications:
  • Be accurate, detail-oriented, and have strong attention to detail
  • Take initiative and be proactive; anticipate needs; reach out to become more involved
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills; excellent spelling, punctuation, and grammar skills
  • System proficiency: general knowledge and experience with common software applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite and PDF processing; strong Excel and MS Word skills in particular
  • Motivated to learn and provide work of the highest quality
This is a full-time position, with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits available. To apply please submit a letter of interest and resume to hr@dwmlaw.com
 

 
Real Estate and Land Use Attorney
Portland, Maine
 
Drummond Woodsum seeks an experienced real estate attorney with 4 years of law firm practice experience preferred to join its busy real estate and project development practice at its Portland, Maine offices.  The firm’s real estate practice involves representation of clients requiring assistance with all aspects of real estate acquisition, permitting, development and sale, including work for leading conservation organizations, affordable housing developers, solar project developers, school districts, municipalities and individuals.  The successful candidate must be proactive, with a strong work ethic and the ability to effectively manage internal and external client and counsel relationships.  
 
Candidates applying for attorney positions with Drummond Woodsum should have outstanding academic credentials, comparable law firm or relevant government practice experience, at least two letters of reference, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Maine bar admission strongly preferred. Drummond Woodsum offers a generous benefits package including a choice of medical plans with wellness reimbursements, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, 401(k)/Profit Sharing plan, on-site subsidized parking, and more. 
 
To apply please submit a letter of interest and resume to hr@dwmlaw.com. All inquiries held in the strictest confidence. No phone calls, please.
 
 

 
Environmental and Administrative Law Attorney
Portland, Maine

Drummond Woodsum seeks an experienced attorney with a minimum of 5 years of comparable  law firm or relevant government practice experience to join its environmental and administrative law practice at its Portland office. Drummond Woodsum’s environmental and administrative law practice involves representation of clients requiring assistance with all aspects of environmental and energy law including project development and permitting in Maine and New Hampshire, Maine and New Hampshire environmental compliance issues, and advocacy in administrative proceedings before local, state and federal agencies and in court.  The successful candidate must be proactive, with a strong work ethic and the ability to effectively manage internal and external client and counsel relationships.  

Candidates applying for attorney positions with Drummond Woodsum should have outstanding academic credentials, comparable law firm or relevant government practice experience, at least two letters of reference, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Maine and/or New Hampshire bar admission strongly preferred. Drummond Woodsum offers a generous benefits package including a choice of medical plans with wellness reimbursements, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, 401(k)/Profit Sharing plan, on-site subsidized parking, and more. 

To apply please submit a letter of interest and resume to hr@dwmlaw.com. All inquiries held in the strictest confidence. No phone calls, please.
 


Special Education / School Law Attorney  
Portland, Maine

Drummond Woodsum is a full service law firm with a busy and thriving school law practice. The firm has offices in Maine and New Hampshire and represents public school districts, charter schools, colleges and other public entities. 

The firm’s Portland office is currently seeking an associate attorney, ideally with 3-5 years of legal experience in special education and student rights law. Our special education lawyers advise clients across the state of Maine on all issues related to special education law, including assisting clients throughout the identification process, reviewing and revising special education policies and procedures, counseling clients on compliance with state and federal disability rights laws, responding to state and federal compliance complaints, and handling state agency due process hearings and complaints as well as federal court appeals.   

Requirements
  • 3-5 years of legal experience in special education law is strongly preferred.
  • Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, strong research, writing and analytical skills, and be highly motivated.
  • Candidates must have strong interpersonal and advocacy skills for conducting in-district and statewide trainings for school leaders, advising school board clients during public meetings, and handling oral arguments and motions in court. 
  • Litigation and/or administrative hearing experience is a plus.

Drummond Woodsum offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jessica Garretson, HR Manager at jgarretson@dwmlaw.com.  All inquiries held in the strictest confidence. No phone calls, please.
 

 
School Law Attorney
Manchester, New Hampshire
 
Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon, a regional New England law firm with offices in New Hampshire and Maine, is seeking an attorney with at least 5 years of experience to join the firm’s education and school law practice in New Hampshire.
 
The attorney will provide representation to public school districts throughout the state on a broad range of legal matters, including student rights and student discipline, public employment and labor, policy development, litigation, school safety, and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. The ideal candidate will have strong legal and educational credentials, excellent research, writing and analytical skills, and a desire to be part of a team of attorneys committed to providing public school boards and administrators with the highest level of legal services.
 
Drummond Woodsum is committed to providing resources for professional growth and development to its attorneys.  We offer mentorship and training, a collegial work environment, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, family friendly policies, and generous retirement benefits. 
 
To apply, please direct your letter of interest and resume to Darnell Filleul at dfilleul@dwmlaw.com.  All inquiries held in the strictest confidence. No phone calls, please.

 

Drummond Woodsum is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, veteran's status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Our Firm's policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Drummond Woodsum maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, disabled individuals and covered veterans. EOE M/F/V/D
 
 



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